Cohiba has a new cigar for Duty Free shops around the world this holiday season: Cohiba C8. The blend uses an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper, Connecticut Broadleaf binder, and fillers including Piloto Cubano (1995); Honduran Olancho San Agustin (2002); Honduran (La Entrada (2011); Nicaraguan Estelí (2011) and Nicaraguan Esteli (2014), and Honduran Jamastran (2014).
General Cigar has announced the third iteration of their Cohiba Serie M, and this year's size will be the Prominente which measures 7 x 50. The Cohiba Serie M was the first collaboration between General Cigar and the El Titan de Bronze Cigar Factory. The new size will ship in April.
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"My vocabulary of superlatives are inadequate to do this justice. Easily one of the best, and most memorable cigars I've ever had. Complex, and really nicely nuanced. It doesn't really progress through "changes" like a lot of cigars, instead there are all kinds of things happening, all the time." -John I. (John I.)
Cohiba (STG) is launching an updated version of their Weller by Cohiba cigar. This new limited-edition updates the blend to include a Connecticut-grown Broadleaf binder leaf that has been aged in authentic Weller Bourbon barrels. To achieve the aging, those barrels were transported from the famed Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, KY to General Cigar Dominicana in Santiago, DR where the cigars were rolled.
General Cigar has announced that they are bringing back the Cohiba Spectre for a third release. The Spectre is one of the most expensive cigars ever released by General Cigar and uses four varietals of tobacco, each paying homage to the growing regions, soils and microclimates from which they were harvested.
Today, General Cigar launched a new cigar under the Cohiba brand: Weller by Cohiba. The cigar is meant to be paired with Weller Bourbon made by the Buffalo Trace distillery. The blend was made in partnership with Weller Bourbon and was made to compliment the wide array of hard-to-find Weller Bourbon.
General Cigar has given details of their latest Cohiba cigar, Cohiba Royale. It is said to be the brands strongest cigar to date. This also marks the first time a Cohiba is being rolled in Honduras.
March 24, 2015 Richmond, VA--General Cigar Company Inc. announced that teams of special agents from the Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco (“ABT”) conducted a series of raids and arrests throughout Florida relating to the manufacture, distribution and sale of counterfeit versions of the Company’s COHIBA®, Macanudo® and Partagas® cigar brands.
"This one was a bit one dimensional for my liking, although the flavors presented were solid and well balanced. The glimpses of coffee and chocolate were encouraging but never developed enough to add to the profile. A good cigar for the golf course." -Gregg (McGreggor57)